Rebound teams with Woods Coffee for annual Ray of Hope camp fundraiser, March 23

Rebound of Whatcom County is holding its annual scholarship drive for its Ray of Hope camp on Friday, March 23, at all Woods Coffee locations.

Customers can get a 12-ounce drink with a minimum donation of $5. Community members can also make donations at www.helpkidsrebound.com.

All proceeds go toward helping Rebound reach its goal of raising $20,000 for the camp.

Ray of Hope is a seven-week summer camp to help children with economic, behavioral or emotional challenges.

“I see so many of the inmates in the jail that have come from the same circumstances of many of the kids Rebound serves,” Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said, in a March 9 press release from the organization. “The best solution they have is early intervention, developing mentoring relationships, exposure to God—and Rebound provides those things. Pennies spent on prevention save thousands on rehabilitation and incarceration.”

Rebound was founded in 1996 and became an autonomous nonprofit organization in 2006. Its mission is to equip, strengthen and empower children and families facing difficult life circumstances.

The nonprofit acts as a bridge between state agencies, schools, community based services and churches, enlisting the help of hundreds of community volunteers to be involved in programming that serves the needs of at-risk families in a non-judgmental and supportive way.

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